/ hoʊlɪnəs /
Prevedi holiness na: francuski
ETYM AS. hâlignes.
The quality of being holy; SYN. sanctity.
In religion, the separation of a person or thing from the common or profane to a divine use; when used of God, those qualities that set him apart from humanity and the world. The concept is particularly found in Christianity and Judaism.
People or things dedicated to God’s service may be holy in different senses: invoking reverence, for example the “holy of holies” in the Temple in Jerusalem; relating to God, for example the Holy Trinity; or pure and chaste, as in the injunction to live a holy life.